Numerous events of various kinds dot our life span. Events of all kinds and scale require immaculate planning and execution from the beginning till the end. Catering services are an integral part of every event. Just as a good catering service can make an event memorable for a life time, a bad one can ruin all the pleasure. This is why it is important that you choose a good and efficient catering service that understands your requirements and serves you and your guests accordingly. Take a good look at the check list that we have prepared before you hire any catering service.
- Do good research
Start by looking out for good catering services. You can look up the internet or local directories in your area. Look for information on their website and try to get an idea about their standard of performance by browsing their website. Go through the testimonials, photographs, services, menu options, etc. to get an idea.
- Ask for references
It is always a good idea to ask friends, family, and colleagues, for references on good catering services. Ask people to share their experiences when they refer one. Feel free to question them to put your doubts to rest. The first hand information that you get will be the best and most useful when you zero in on one.
- Set up consultations
Most catering services are more than willing to set up free consultations to brief prospective clients about their business and services. Try to set up consultations with more than one catering service. This way you will be able to compare parameters like prices, services, menus, etc. and this exercise will make it easy for you to decide whom to pick.
- Prepare yourself
Before you meet representatives from catering companies, make sure that you have done your homework well. You ought to have details like date of event, number of guests, venue, expected services, preferred menu, budget, etc. ready so that they can give you a proper answer. Don’t hesitate to ask questions. As a prospective client you have all the right to satisfactory answers to all your questions. You can also ask them specific questions like taxes, bar service, serving staff, etc.
- Constant in constant touch
Once you have decided upon which catering service to hire, keep in constant touch with them to keep them updated about any change and also to know how well they are preparing to cater to your event. Also it is important to inform them about the exact number of guests expected well in advance. This is beneficial for both as there will be less wastage of resources.